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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
What is it?
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus spread by cat-to-cat transfer through nasal secretions and saliva. The virus can also be found in urine, feces, and the milk of an infected cat. Transmission occurs through bite wound and mutual grooming. Although rare, transmission can also occur from shared litter boxes. FeLV cats can appear healthy, but they need placement in a home with no other cats or with other FeLV cats. The health and behavior of a FeLV cat needs to be closely monitored and vet checked at the first sign of illness. Please note: Ten Lives Club does not take in cats with the Feline Leukemia Virus.
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